Pride is not only considered to be one of Christianity's seven deadly sins, but is also said to be the original and most serious of them, as it was the cause of Lucifer's fall from heaven. This song finds Michael Sweet
warning the listener about the consequences of an excessive sense of one's self.
"Sometimes, pride gets in the way of what we want to accomplish or what we want to do," said Sweet with a sigh. "Everybody goes through that. It's my reminder saying, 'Let's not allow pride to tear us apart.' Nine times out of ten, that is what separates us. Beat our pride down, and we will survive."